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Dec 9, 2012 11:30am EST
we play defense, we lose. and mitt romney, john mccain if you go before that, refused to play offense. the president played offense. the people were stunned and republicans were stunned he was going out there and playing offense on abortion and planned parenthood and running ads. what we did, respond, we're not that bad. the president of the united states as a state senator in illinois voted for infanticide, this man has the most radical record on issues of any president in history. we didn't bring them up at all. unless you feel comfortable in your skin on any issue, then you're going to have a hard time playing offense on that issue. we had candidates that didn't feel comfortable on these issues and we played defense and therefore we lost. >> this is the idea. this warning that if romney loses there would be people who said you weren't conservative enough. >> it wasn't -- mitt romney held the same positions that i did, but he didn't weave them into the discussion. here's our vision for america. here's -- let me talk to all voters. i always say -- mitt romney focused as well as he sh
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
mentioned the defense budget. host: you are the perfect first phone call, that is what we are focusing on today on "the washington journal." for the whole part of the show we will be talking about defense, sequestration, and what it means for the pentagon. we will develop the entire show to that discussion. stay with us for the rest of it. "the washington post" reports on military contracts. it says here "over 250 contracts with a combined value of $21 billion, a 44% drop from october." it shows here the top five contracts in november by value. boeing was at the top of the list with a $4 billion contract for the air force. delta dental got a $6.2 billion contract for retiree coverage. then that is followed by battle space. those are some of the top defense contracts in november. that overall no. 4 defense contracts is down 44%. republican line, alaska -- arkansas? where are you from? caller: hold aligned. off a cliff. the fiscal cliff goes. take the pension away from the politicians that gave us in this place. host: what does that solve? caller: give us back our country. pioneers, thos
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
nuclear program. part of an event recently hosted by the foundation for defense of democracy here in washington d.c. this is just over 40 minutes. >> great. thanks very much, david. thank you to all of you. thank you, senator casey. grateful for your remarks and service. we are going to do a topic that is going to sound technical, non-proliferation policy in the wake of the arab spring, but i want to put this to some human terms. this is the sum of all of your panel. i spent the entire night last night time to think of a way to do this and entertaining and humorous way. there is no such a way. this is about weapons of mass destruction in the middle east. it is a serious topic, and we have very serious experts. people who are the leading rights in non-proliferation. joe had the privilege of spending a year working with in a project on the lease nonproliferation, and we're going to have a very detailed report that we will be issuing in january. well over 100 pages already. very specific recommendations on how to deal with this grave threat. we have talked about the iranian nucle
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm EST
. joining us now, manhattan institute's senior fllow, the president of the national right to work defense foundaton. welcome to yu both. let me begin with you. twenty-four states now right to work. the governor, the outgoing governor f new hampshire not vetoing. that would have been 2. that is an impressive, if you will, said of progress to markair. isn't it? >> that's right. this is exciting. with indiana's passage of the 23rd right to work on february 1st in michigan passe, it has been a good year, and it's important to battle. your description of it was spot on this is about ending compulsory dues payments to union officials. that's it. lou: and listening to the president yesterday, your thought there were trying to tear down collective bargaining to end the right to organize a union. i mean, the hyperbolic language was extraordinary. >> considering that the union movement, $400 million to help them get elected, what would you expect? it's the same thing we saw in wisconsin. actually -- and this has played out in the media. lou: you asked me aquestion. i'm going to answer it. what woul
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
, government leaders have ordered self-defense forces to be prepared to shoot down any debris from the rocket. the defense minister passed on that order to sdf commanders. >> translator: for the day of the rocket launch, we ordered the sdf to intercept any missile debris from a north korean rocket. we are preparing in accordance our defenses in accordance with that order. >> officials believe it will fly southwest okinawa's main island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a national security meeting with his ministers. he approved the order for the sdf to mobilize their missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government. the last time was in april, when north korean officials launched another rocket. it blew up less than two minutes after liftoff. >>> authorities in japan have given the all-clear to people living along the northeastern coast. they lifted a tsunami warning and advisories issued after a strong earthquake shook the region. analysts say the tremor was likely
FOX Business
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
light to spend valuable defense funds on things like efforts to make biofuels. the military is focused on alternative energy sources faced constant debate in congress this year and i think rightly some republican senator james inhofe is a member of the armed services committee. senator, welcome back to the show. when i go through these stats it is really staggering. you look at the air force which paid $59 a gallon for 11,000 gallons of alternative fuel. the navy spent $12 million on biofuels at a rate of $26 a gallon. at a time we're talking about raising taxes and the fiscal cliff and what financial problems we're in this country, i read these numbers i want to tear my heart out. how do you feel? >> melissa, it is worse than that. in '09 he had the navy pay $424 a gallon for 20,000 gallons. that is fuel on the market you could buy for $3 a gallon. $424 a gallon. in mind, this president has had a war on our defense system. he disarmed america. he has done away with our brigade combat teams, our ships, our f-22s, c-17s, future combat systems. he uses the excuse. no, i have not reduced
PBS
Dec 8, 2012 12:00am PST
. the justices will also review a provision of the federal "defense of marriage act" or doma that deprives legally married gay couples of federal benefits that are available to heterosexual couples. same-sex marriage is legal or will be soon in nine states and the district of columbia. but 31 states have amended their constitutions to bar gay unions. here with us to explain today's development, and where it could lead, is marcia coyle of "the national law journal." welcome back, marcia. >> thanks, marg wet. >> warner: so is it fair to say first of all that the court's decision to hear these first two cases in itself a momentous decision? >> absolutely. a number of gay rights organizations, particularly as if relates to the federal defense of marriage act have been working towards that point. and yes, whatever the court says, if it reaches the merits of these cases will be extremely important. >> warner: let's take them one by one, prop 8 in california first. remind us briefly of how what started out as a state issue ended am in the supreme court. >> the california supreme court a number of
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
she suffered. the foundation for defense of democracy is held this discussion. it is about an hour. >> good morning, it is a very interesting panel so i want to get quickly into questions. i want to quickly set the stage -- i don't need to tell anyone in this room about the death of the problem of human rights abuses in iran. i would just read briefly from the report that the u.n. special wrote and file to the u.n. general assembly in september of 2011 when there was a pattern of systemic violations of human rights. iran has refused access to the united nations special representative on human rights. in september, 2011, the un secretary-general submitted a report to the general assembly in which he said he was "deeply troubled by reports of increased numbers of executions, amputations, arbitrary arrests and detentions, unfair trials, torture, and ill treatment and bemoaned the crackdown on human rights activists, lawyers, journalists, and opposite -- and opposition activists." one example from the week's news -- there was what qualifies in iran as a some good news -- a well-known h
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
] >> welcome again to the foundation for defense of democracy's annual washington forum. my name is kenneth schwartz. i have the pleasure of introducing distinguished public official robert kc, senior senator from the state of pennsylvania. you served since 2007 as chairman of near east and south asia subcommittee, senate foreign relations committee only in the first term. one can scarcely imagine a more challenging time, the past two years in the middle east have seen wars in international borders, collapse of regimes in decades and the rise of political movements that may yet turn hostile in the united states and its allies. new developments, he has led the way on many issues of great concern to ftd. he is founder and co-chair of the bipartisan senate caucus on weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, in that capacity worked across the partisan divide to highlight serious threats of -- weapons of mass deliberation. he has done as much to run our greatest threat in the middle east and often lead the way on pressure advancing nuclear activities and efforts to destabilize the middle east. in
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
the country has over that satellite. plus, erin burnett has an exclusive interview with defense secretary, leon panetta about this launch. she also talks with him about syria, what we're learning tonight about the forces loyal to president bashar al assad, and how scud missiles have been fired. >>> the united states government says it shows just how desperate assad's regime is now getting. >>> and also, our first look at the shooter who police believe is responsible for last night's deadly rampage in a portland-area mall. police have identified him as well as the two people that he killed. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield in for erin burnett tonight who is on assignment in afghanistan. we've got breaking news right off the top. cnn just learning that the united states does not believe that north korea is in full control of that satellite that it sent into space with the long-range rocket launch. this is according to a u.s. official to our barbara starr at the pentagon. up until now, by most accounts, this launch has been seen as a success, or certainl
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 12:00am PST
president george w. bush appointed him secretary of defense. president obama asked him to stay at the pentagon making him the first defense secretary to serve in both a republican and the democratic administration, he left his post in june, 2011. at his farewell ceremony president obama awarded him the presidential award of freedom. >> the highest honor. >> this is a man i have come to know and respect. a humble american patriot. a man of common sense and decency. quite simply one of our nation's finest public servants. >> rose: today the united states face as wave of foreign policy challenges, including the pressing question of how to respond to the potential use of chemical weapons by the assad government in syria, the government warned him of the consequence conditions consequences he could expect. >> i want to make it clear to assad and those under his command the world is watching, the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> rose:
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
for defense of democracy. they are hosting a forum called "dictators and dissidents." we'll take you live to the event with remarks from incoming chairman ed royce and senator bob casey and talking about syria and tensions in iran coming up in a few minutes. we will bring you a portion of the morning portion of the discussion at the foundation for defense of democracy. this segment and this panel discussion focused on the egyptian elections. >> good morning everyone. thank you, bob, for that introduction and thank you all of you for coming out early this morning for what i think will be a lively debate. we are going to be asking the question if democracy is to triumph in the middle east, victories at the ballot box are inavoidable and essential. this is the motion we will be debating in the intelligence-squared format per requests from our panelists who have done this once already -- they have had a practice round. they have not had a chance of doing this, but i suspect, had probably had several scotches and talked about ways to defeat their foes. we know that this is a time of revolution
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
at will. we don't have a missile defense system that is reliable that can stop this. jon: you really think that would be in the cards, that they would make that kind of threat? >> they would make the threat, i don't think they'd actually try to carry it out. at this point they have an unstable regime, a lot of moving parts at the top of the north korean system, you don't know if they have the policy coherence to do the rational things and that's really the big concern with north korea. jon: what does china get out of continuing to support them? >> they get to bee devil us. every time there is a problem with north korea we go to beijing and ask them for help and they extract concessions from us. for a decade we have placed more importance on integrating china into the international system than stopping north korea. we always go to bay sing to look for help. we have spent the only currency that matters now and that is time. jon: it's been a wrong-headed approach would be your argument, or so it sounds. >> yeah, it hasn't worked, right now i think we have to start looking to ourselves for our
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
by the department of defense to consider what ways we might also engage in terms of institutional development with the defense institutions and that's something in the last several years where we are ramping up in the department of the ability to provide advisers and other types of institutional reform engagement with various military partners to ensure that just as we are looking at strengthening of the tactical level we are also focusing on the institutional strength of these defense institutions. >> ms. dory can we afford to wait a year for planning, training, assembly of a regional force for the completion of negotiations for the successful election in some press accounts aqim is described as this point the best funded and best equipped most potentially lethal affiliate in the world and those accounts are overblown but the suggestion is we should have an area the size of texas controlled by terrorists engaged in drug trafficking and kidnappings that have had an inflow of some sophisticated weapons. can we afford to wait a year for the regional solution. >> i think one of the things as we
KCSMMHZ
Dec 6, 2012 2:30pm PST
. the joint statement by the german defense and foreign ministries described turkey as the nato member most at risk from the civil war in neighboring syria. the conflict has sporadically spilled over onto turkish territory, and there are fears syria could also fire rockets. germany says troops are only being deployed to protect turkey. >> our support for turkey is clearly defensive in nature and is aimed at military deterrents -- deterrence. both turkey opposes support and our agreement to provide it made clear that this mission has nothing to do with instituting or maintaining a no-fly zone. >> germany has distanced itself from statements by the head of nato and the u.s. secretary of state that nato could intervene in syria if damascus begins using chemical weapons. >> germany's 16 state premiers have agreed to pursue a ban against the right wing radical npd party. >> and the prohibition would have to be upheld by germany's constitutional court. angela merkel government has so far been skeptical of the measure, saying that if it fails as a similar move did in 2003, i too will only encourag
FOX Business
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
the commeecial break, you said there is a meeting with the defense ministry. what do we know about that? what will happen? >> this happened late in the day. the defense minister is trying to acts as a mediator between president morsi and the opposition groups at loggerheads in the streets right now. he summoned, he called a meeting. he says it is not political. it is an effort to cool things down, calm things down. president morsi did know about this meeting in advance. he was stunned by his own defense minister. i think it's a mistake right now to view the egyptian defense people as hostile or, acting contrary to their own country's interests. if egypt falls apart, everything falls a i part. -- apart. they don't want that. melissa: mike barrett, this is great point. in some sense wee don't know who we're giving the planes to. >> i used to live in turkey. i love it as a country. we see islamist oriented government has taken over the reins in terms of military. they put the senior military officers on trial. as a result they now exert a lot more political influence over this. while i agree wit
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm EST
and defense systems to the turks? >> no. in fact of this has been hanging fire for some months. the one to make sure they have some means of protecting themselves, not simply from rockets coming in from syria, but they want to protect themselves from what the iranians are building with the help, of course. lou: and we can talk forever about the turkey and the relationship that is emerging there, but i want to talk your, as we wrap up, about this new book. oliver north, heroes proof. set in the future in which you imagine issues that, well, frankly, are taking place today. >> twenty years from now, and i did not have any idea that the terror attack that killed americans would be wise about by an administration r that israel would face the existential threat that it does today. those kinds of things are in this book. of course, hopefully, a brighter future for america when we realize was really happening, the second amendment being denied by the united nations kamal things that this administration is doing in this book. by the way, service members, those who are serving overseas, soldier
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 9:00pm PST
their defense tab. you can't do it -- there's nobody to bail out america the way germany's bailing out europe. >> john boehner was on the program the other night. he said hey, i wasn't consulted about this latest offer. i wish i was. this talk about republican conservatives, tea party members that were purged from certain committees because they had a criteria list if they didn't meet or match the leadership vote schedule. is that a message to the more conservative way of the republican party? >> i think so. he's absolutely right to be disturbed about it. it's not john boehner's job to make this math add up. it's not john boehner's job to find ways of funding a three and a half or four trillion dollar budget. it's insane. if the democrats want to have a three and a half, four trillion dollar federal budget, fine. they can be the party of that. there ought to be a party that represents an alternative and john boehner is saying no, we'll help you close that gap. who needs the republican party? >> you think there will be an internal squabble, a fight, maybe an attempt to cede him in the end? >>
FOX News
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
on the diagnosis -- the docket on the defense of marriage act and a portion only recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman and has been challenged dozens of times. they agreed to take up a case dealing with defense of marriage act. two different cases but both going to the same issues. they are different on technical and legal points but the bottom line is the same and the court has told us it will hear two gay marriage cases and we expect the earliest to get on the calendar is march of 2013 so that means we will have a decision like we did with the president's health care law in late june next year. >>shepard: has the supreme court or members given any indication of where they are these days on these matters? >>shannon: when they grant the cases all we know there were four votes behind closed doors from the nine justices and it takes four votes to get the cases on the docket so there are that many who are interested. we thought they might take either of the defense of marriage act or proposition 8 but because they involve differences in the legal issues involved, it looks like they want
FOX News
Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm PST
nothing, and here's the most important thing. he gets big cuts in defense which he would never get under a negotiated deal of any kind with republicans and democrats. he gets half a trillion dollars in defense cuts. yes, he gets a half a trillion dollars in cuts in domestic programs. they'll be much more than that in any negotiating deal, so this is actually a very good deal for the president to just say i'm putting forth good faith and if you don't do everything i want, then i've got a fall back i can live with. >> here's another thing that he says. maybe you ca can explain this. he's quoted as saying let tax rates on the upper income folks go up and then let's set up a process with a time certain at the end ofhere we will work on tax reform. we'll look at what loopholes, and he goes on. what american is ever going to believe a president or anyone else that later on the government is going to do this? i mean, does he think -- i mean, it's absurd. no american is going to trust that i'm here from the government and here to help you or don't worry, we're going to do this alert. >> it goes
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 8:00am PST
jail cell. a today's hearing is focusing on a number of different motions including one by the defense asking for sanctions against the prosecution. we have a crew at the courthouse. we'll bring you that news as it comes in. first right now brand new stories and breaking news. jon: a controversial plan to send american-made tanks and fighter jets to egypt at a time of growing protests and dangerous unrest there. what that could mean for an already unstable region. >>> parts of the nation dealing with blizzard-like conditions. heavy snow and plummeting temperatures. meteorologist maria molina will bring you the forecast. >>> a little girl once on the verge of losing her battle with lukemia is now in full remission. we'll tell you what doctors did that the could change the disease forever. it is all "happening now." jon: we begin with some sad news today. a u.s. navy seal killed during the daring rescue of an american held captive in the heart of afghanistan. good morning i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. when we talk about the american captive, we have a picture of the doctor whose l
FOX Business
Dec 4, 2012 10:00pm EST
george zimmerman. >> it was shown but it was gist a black and white a binning, defense had to ask. the same picture but now in color, defense asked again and again. to be fair torosecution,. lou: i know how fair you lawyers like to be. >> that iss. they may not have had theolor in their own file. lou: are we going through this? >> just giving you both sides. lou: do you think that any grand jury would have broughthis -- if they had seen that. no. this -- >> they saw the black andhite to beair, they jusdidn't see the cor. >> i don't think that black and white photo and cor photo elicit the same span, you look at this -- response, you look at this photo you immediately think self-defense. lou: we have color otherwise inkhat a travesty of justi all those grand juries in the day of black and white photos. >> it is probable cause for a grand jy. lou: and do you thnk that he should be prosecuted? >> you know, my sense is given that picture, i'm a lot less supporve of pro psecution but. >> it would have changed a lot of people's mines, and if the media had not rushehed to judgeo quickly.
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
to the north american airspace defense command the first stage of the stage three rocket fell into the yellow sea southwest of north korea. the second stage traveled further before falling into the philippine sea. the rocket ultimately launched some sort of object in orbit and the north koreans say it was a satellite and norad claimed it was successful but added at in time was the missile or debris a threat to north america. not yet. >>shepard: did the north koreans get help? >>reporter: the north korean could not do this on their own without some help. the only port they have, they have one port, which is sanctioned in terms of the sea travel in and out of the port and any part for the missiles would have come through china which is north korea's only friend and, then, the voice of america reported this week that an iranian team had been seen in north korea in recent days and there is some presumption that, in fact, iranians may have helped them. this is the first successful long-range rocket this year. earlier in april it was not successful. certainly, all eyes are on iran in weres of the r
FOX
Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
and 40 states, and they will resolve, i suspect the defense of marriage act case narrowly, only one section is actually an issue, section 3, in california they'll make a decision that might uphold the appellate court and keep it limited to california and i believe the court doesn't want to be, you know, overturning arrangements, throughout the country, something so delicate as this. they learned the lesson that that is not the right role for the supreme court. >> chris: let's talk about that. a lot of people make the comparison, to 1973. roe vs. wade. because, what is so interesting is that, public attitudes on same sex marriage changed dramatically. let's put up the map. 37 states, either by law or in their excuses, now ban same sex marriages, but, they are legal in 9 states, as well as the nation's capitol, washington, d.c. and a new poll, 40% approve same sex marriage and 30% support legal unions and 24% say same sex couples should not be allowed to enter into any such union and now we have president, kirsten, who came out in favor of same sex marriage and wants to leave it as a
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
hospitalized. he is doing very well according to south africa's defense minister. >> here he is at his home several years ago. he has been in the hospital for three days. he is undergoing medical tests. she would not elaborate. statements say that he "is in good hands." it has been two weeks since fighting ended between israel and hamas that lie in the gaza strip is still far from normal. by some estimates it will cost as much as $1.5 million to rebuild homes and workplaces. the government says it does not yet know where it will get the money. officials are hoping that other countries will step in to help. >> unbelievable destruction. it is difficult to look at. the weather is pretty tolerable today. >> other than the fog. it is one of those warnings that is hard to get up. >> it is so -- morning's that is so hard to get up. >> it is so dreary. this is a good camera from oakdale high school. you can see how overcast it was. we have a live picture to show you from fairfax. this is a blue sky. a little bit of sunshine trying to break up. it will destabilize the atmosphere and helped to trigge
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
of seamless experience they deserve, then our job, secretary of veterans apairs and secretary of defense, we have to make it clear there's got to be good cooperation at all levels. this effort can want be about surf. it's got to be about serving our veterans. i'm very encouraged that the level of collaboration between the two departments, i believe, better than it's ever been in the past, yet, we have to reach much deeper into a level of collaboration that will meet needs of our veterans. we owe it to them to give them the tools they need to put their lives back together and pursue their goals whether it's getting a good education, best health care, or axeling in a new government, serving in government, or starting a business. as i said before, this is, in many ways, a national security issue. it goes to the heart of taking care of the people that fight for us, and ensuring that we can then recruit the very best force that's possible. part of that is making sure we maintain faith with our troops and with our families. we have to give them confidence that they have world class support systems
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
and that the defense is a good of security assistance management. want to welcome all of you and would will start, i think will start with you, dr. shaffer, since you're the prettiest gal at the table. >> thank you for the opportunity to testify in front of this committee. would often think of iran as the middle eastern country but actually it sits in the crossroads of a number of regions, southwest asia, central asia and the caucasus. and actually the influence between iran and the south caucasus is two ways. not only is iran as you point out directly extremely active in diversion in the region and destabilizing any of the countries that are pro-western in the region, but also there's two-way influence because iran is both multiethnic edged up after member have the operation of a rant is in persian. the whole of the population of iran, a third is ethnic pashtun die. this is what drives iran's policies in the region is to destabilize other to make sure its own ethic by jordi's will not be detracted. and for this reason we find the islamic republic of iran is actually an ally of christian armenia in
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
problem. you know, clinton took that approach in 1993. he cut defense way back. i think the president could do a little bit more to attract some people over to his side if he did that. but i'm just struck by the fact that we've got this completely outside game. >> right. >> there's not a lot going on on the inside in terms of real negotiation. but we'll get there. >> and steve, this is a point we brought up last hour. you know, everybody is debating over raising top rates for people making $250,000 or more. you look -- tom's talking about $88 trillion. you look at the small percentage, these tax increases as part of the bigger problem, and you realize that we're not even having a serious discussion right now. we're obsessed on something that's not going to save us. >> well, that's true. first, with respect to what david said, i think partly why they're playing an outside game is because they've been criticized in the past of playing too much of an inside game. the president's criticized himself for not taking his message outside, telling his story. secondly, i do think the president h
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am EST
cut the defense, obviously a republican rayon. if you reform does things, especially the entitlements, what is the expense? how are you going to pay? $200. if it goes through the program. cut the prices on the services. you have absolutely no idea how much it costs. if i go to brooklyn, it will be cheaper. they know how much to charge. in order to create the jobs, you have to go to amend it. host: to write for the call. a lot of people want to wait and it. the number-one priority item, this is from a viewer who says it should be to back fiscal for timber living tax cuts expire, close loopholes, and cut spending across the board. a surprise announcement of senator jim demint who will be leaving the senate after nearly two terms. this is from friday politico. just as on the conference but still, arizona on the independent line. i wanted to call and regarding obama's priorities. i think it should be related to pregnancy. there are too many children being bored. too many do not have the resources. host: ok. we will leave it there. robert is on the phone. caller: the blacks and mexicans st
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
brander discussed iran's nuclear program. from the foundations for defense of democracies, this is about an hour. >> good morning. it's a very interesting panel, so i want to get quickly to questions. publishers quickly set the stage. i don't need to tell anyone who's in this room about the deaths of the problem of human rights abuses in iran. i would just read very briefly from the report that the u.n. special rapporteur for iran files with the u.s. assembly september 20th 11 in the repertoire highlighted a pattern of systemic violations of human rights. iran has refused access to the united nations special rapporteur on human rights for for several years now. september 2011 the u.n. general submitted a report in which he said he was deeply troubled by reports of increased numbers of executions come amputations, arbitrary arrest and detention, unfair trials, torture and ill-treatment in a crackdown on human rights activists, lawyers, an opposition that exists. just to draw one prefix ample from the weeks news, there is actually a guess what qualifies in iran briefly is good news, a well
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
defense. when the partition resolution came into being on may 14, 1948, seven arab armies invaded the new jewish state in an effort to prevent its emergence. that effort was also rebuffed. >> what was the size of the jewish state after the vote on the u.n. and they partitioned it off? >> i'll rephrase the answer a little bit. the jewish state that emerged as the state of israel at end of the war of independence, the beginning of 1949, was 30% larger than the jewish state created by the u.n. in november of 1947. israeli forces succeeded in pushing the arabs back. the israelis had conquered no sovereign arab territory, but that 30% would have been part of the palestinian-arab state had that state, in fact, come into being. as it happened, the area that was supposed to have been earmarked for the palestinian state was taken up by israel, by jordan which annexed the west bank. and by egypt which occupied the gaza strip. >> so didn't have gaza, didn't have the west bank. what part of jerusalem did they not have? >> they did not have the eastern part of jerusalem. >> the old city. >> the old ci
CNN
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am PST
the context of what turkey asked nato for, the patriot missile defense system, you have nato member countries who are now essentially saying through their partly i wants, yes, we are going to help you militarily defend yourself. the big question, however, is are other countries bringing up the possible threat of chemical weapons coming from syria as a way of laying the ground work for another kind of not intervention, but a assistance to rebel groups. you have a lot of strategic talk that's being publicly sort of expressed out there that could be laying the ground work for strategic help for rebel groups. also for russia and iran and china and other countries that support the assad regime to perhaps distance themselves a little bit from the syrian president. we have all those reasons that are coming -- that are like the pieces of the puzzle. you make it out. is the threat of chemical weapons being used against the syrians an imminent threat? you have a lot of opinions out there that that's not the case right now. >> good balanced approach. we like that. a lot of people just kind of beating th
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 7:00am PST
are the biggest part of our spending problem. defense has to be on the table. everything has to be on table. you have to begin this any dpoesh yags by agrees there are knoll going to be any preconditions. even's going to be on the table. you have to also agree nothing will be decided until everything is decided. you also have to agree everything will be done in confidence and bhoofrd behind closed doors. it's extraordinarily difficult when you try to do it. it looks like the campaign is continuing. that's where we are today. we did social security totally plievt behind closed doors. >> so you think the way they're doing it is just wrong. >> i don't think they'll ever get this this way. they're jousting each other. each side is repeating its campaign talking points. you need to have a serious confidenti confidential, substantial negotiation by top levels of both parties. >> you are a political animal. looking at this, this situation, what is your gut? who's going to win? >> i don't know. who we ought to be talking about is not who's going to win but how can the country win? look. in the short ter
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 10:00am PST
entitlements tochb table because entitlements are the biggest part of our spending problem. defense has to be on the table. everything has to be on the table. you have to begin this negotiation by agreeing that they're not going to be any preconditions. everything's going to be on the table, you ought to also have an agreement that nothing will be decided until everything is decided. you ought to also have an agreement that it will be done in confidence and behind closed doors. because it makes it exthe rec d extraordinary difficult when you try to do it -- we did social security totally privately behind closed doors. >> so you think the way it's being done by the white house and the republicans is wrong? >> i don't think they'll ever get there doing it this way, they're just jousting with each other and each side is repeating its campaign talking points. you need to have a serious, confidential substantial negotiation by the top levels of both parties. >> you are a political animal, looking at this, the situation, what is your gut? who's going to win? >> i don't know. what we ought to
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